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September 22nd, 2012 #1
Ringling College of Art and Design 2013 Hopefuls
So it's another fall, and it's time for us hopefuls to start looking up information and beginning to try to network.
If you don't know about Ringling College of Art and Design, here's a link to it's site: http://www.ringling.edu/
I've been floating on these hopeful threads for about three years now, and last year I got into the college, but not into the GAD program, as it was unprecedentedly full. I never got off of the waiting list
I could have entered into any program besides CA or GAD, but I was advised if it wasn't my passion, not to risk it. but I digress.
But now is a new year, and another chance to get in!
As time progresses I'll update with new information, deadlines, etc. I look forward to hearing from all you guys, I'm hoping this is my year!
Last year's hopefuls who got in are now about a month in, (congrats guys! can't wait to meet you!) and I'm sure they can help us out if they get the free time!
Here's their post in case you want to read up:
October 13, 2012
Fall Open House for Prospective Students
January 1, 2013
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) goes live for 2013-2014 academic year.
January 15, 2013
Application Deadline for Computer Animation major.
[bear in mind: January is right around the corner; don't procrastinate like I did last year! I'd advise apply as a GAD in January as well. I waited until march, and that lead to the waiting list.]
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let it be so...
hey man i joined up and wrote something lol
September 22nd, 2012 #3
welcome raver, I think I know who you are; but in any case, nice to have you on this journey with me - and hopefully soon many other hopefuls. You should attach a link with some of your work. As time goes on, you'll get a lot of support and criticisms that really help. At least that's been my experience.
[if you don't have a deviant art or the like, this website dose provide a sketchbook section where you can post up your work and attach it as a link, as I have done. Speaking of which I should update that]
September 23rd, 2012 #4
I was wondering when this thread was gonna start up I almost started it up myself, hahaha~ hello I got into Ringling last year, but not CA (which is my first and only choice), so I'm trying again this year :Y
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September 23rd, 2012 #6
Hahaha, woo! I remember you from the thread from last year (I lurked mostly). Unfortunately, I discovered ConceptArt after the deadline so all the advice everyone gave with regards to what should be in your portfolio I was not able to use :/ Uhh, I'll post what I submitted last year when I get back on my computer, since I'm currently on a different one and don't have access to the photos P:
question: have you emailed admissions about trying again? When I emailed about sending a new portfolio they told me there was no deadline for us but....I found that a little shady and I'm just gonna stick to the Jan 15 deadline. Do you know anything about that?
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September 23rd, 2012 #7
It seems that most portfolio pieces should be made of life drawings and for animation it should focus on people. that's what I've learned so far. At a portfolio day, they told me to make it creative, so I don't get bored, but to base it towards realism (not cartoon, impressionism, abstract, etc.)
Around the start of summer when I was on the waiting list I called the admissions department and counselors roughly every week. When they told me that GAD (what I want to get into) wouldn't be opening any more seats, they offered the other options, and then when I said all I want is GAD, they seemed to say I'd have to re-apply this fall, and go through the whole hope to get in again: that no seat was guaranteed because I got in this year.. last year... you know what I mean. so it seems we might need to make a new portfolio (updated at least), roughly the same application, but do it all over again... I'm pretty sure following the same deadlines.
at least that's how I understand it.
I'm using the January 15th deadline as well. From what I've understood, CA always have to use the January 15th deadline- and initially GAD had to as well. Then last year, it seemed to say GADs like all other programs could apply when ever... I didn't apply till march, wound up on the waiting list, and didn't get in. I'm not trying to do that again!
But I'd say call them up;
start talking to some of the reps/ counselors, who ever it is that you should talk to (IDK), and get the answers directly. I might be doing the same tomorrow.
September 23rd, 2012 #8
Yeah a lot of figure drawings is what I basically got out of it. That about half should be figure and gesture drawings and then everything just has to be based towards realism and life as you said. I have the figure drawing half covered, I'm working on life drawings right now but everything's in the same medium and I feel like I should have more variety :Y
Whenever I tried to call admissions the line was always busy (then again this was right after I received the 'so you should pick a different major' letter) XD So I gave up after a week and decided to find my own answers online. Yeah I'm starting a whole new portfolio from scratch, why use old ones that they've already seen, right? Yeah! Always try to do it as early as possible so that they consider you ahead of time.
I emailed Kristen Nemeth (I forget), and she was like just send me an email with your name, current school and the program you want to re-apply for and an updated portfolio! So I sent everything but the portfolio because I want to wait til January to pick out my best pieces to send.
September 23rd, 2012 #9
Hi! I was waiting this topic, and it's finally up! I'm gonna apply this year to CA, not sure if i'm gonna attend if i get in, since i'm at college right now (One year more and i get the degree, but i don't find interest on it anymore). But well however goodluck to everyone Yayyy
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September 23rd, 2012 #11
You can't transfer into CA anymore according to the rep I emailed. You can only get rid of liberal arts classes that you can later replace with electives and free up your time to work on your thesis. You can transfer in to other majors I think though. So I'll be a freshman for a second year
September 23rd, 2012 #12
I'm studying Multimedia Engineering (it's like PC and Mobile app related) and no, definitelyi'm not looking to transfer, i already called them and asked them in the case i get accepted but i cannot attend the next year if i would be able to enter a year later, and they told me yes, they would hold the room. And as anomalexie my first and only option is CA !!!
September 23rd, 2012 #13